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World's best to battle

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE world's best female surfers arrived on Tavarua Island Resort this week on the 5th stop of the ten-event 2014 ASP World Tour, which began in March on the Gold Coast of Australia and will end in December in Maui, Hawaii.

Seventeen professional female surfers from New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, USA, South Africa, Reunion Islands, and France are here on the return of the Women's Championship to Fiji for the first time in eight years.

Adjoining the heart-shaped island are two exceptional reef-point breaks, "Restaurants", and the legendary "Cloudbreak", which has on occasion surpassed 2-3.5 metres to incredible heights of 6 metres and more, making it one of the world's most exciting and challenging waves to surf.

Surfline, specialists in surf forecasting and surf reports who provide daily forecasts predict strong, solid swell for the week, with ideal surfing conditions expected tomorrow and Thursday.

Top contenders in the competition, which ends on Saturday, include five-time ASP World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore of Australia (currently ranked fourth), current ASP Women's World Champion, Carissa Moore of Hawaii, Sally Fitzgibbons and Tyler Wright of Australia (ranked second and third), and Lakey Petersen of USA (ranked fifth). All eyes are on wild card, Ella Willams of New Zealand, who is the reigning ASP World Junior Champion.








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